Since our Cancer Services program began in 1990, St. David’s Medical Center has provided quality, compassionate care to more than 15,000 cancer patients in Austin and Central Texas.
Cardiac rehabilitation services are designed to help individuals with heart
disease recover faster and return to full and productive lives. Cardiac
rehabilitation includes monitored, supervised exercise, and education aimed
at modifying cardiac risk factors.
For those suffering from bowel and bladder control problems, a urodynamics evaluation or an anal/rectal diagnostic test can assist in determining appropriate treatment. Incontinence is a common problem that affects millions of Americans, but many of these problems can be successfully treated through simple procedures, medication or rehabilitation.
Our comprehensive Diabetes Education Program is designed to meet the educational needs of
people dealing with the challenge of diabetes. The primary focus is on helping people
learn to make healthy choices to control blood sugar levels.
- How to include controlled portions of some of your favorite foods
- How to monitor blood sugar levels and understand what the numbers are telling you
- How your medication works to control blood sugar
- How increasing your activity level has a powerful effect on diabetes control
- How to prevent debilitating diabetes complications
Enrollment in the program requires a physician’s referral and is covered by most insurance plans. For more information contact us at (512) 544-4182.
Our Health and Fitness Center offers a range of exercise consultations,
health screenings and classes under the supervision of certified professionals.
A number membership options to the center are also available.
To assure coordinated efforts from multiple healthcare professionals,
St. David's Medical Center employs a hospitalist approach for its inpatient care.
Our hospitalists have special training and work to ensure that the plan of care for
each patient is carefully monitored and optimized for their particular needs.
Our Intensive Care Unit is designed to provide the care and treatment
needed for any patient requiring constant nursing observation. The unit
has the ability to monitor 12 critically ill patients.
The Kidney Transplant Center at North Austin Medical Center has been serving patients in Austin and Central Texas since 1996. During that time, we have performed life-saving kidney transplants for more than 350 patients in our state-of-the-art facility. Our interdisciplinary team provides education, exceptional care and the very latest treatments for end stage renal disease (ESRD).
Our Lab offers complete reference laboratory services. Quality and
accuracy are assured through a comprehensive quality control program.
The goal of the Lymphedema Program is to improve patients’ quality of
life and reduce complications that can result from this condition. Lymphedema
occurs when the lymphatic system is compromised, resulting in the accumulation of lymphatic fluids in tissue, most often in the arms and legs. This condition can occur after cancer surgery, radiation therapy, trauma or infection; hereditary factors may also play a role. Lymphedema can be painful, result in a loss of mobility and cause other complications.
Individualized care for each patient may include lymph drainage, compression
bandaging, remedial exercises, support garments, and home management training
with proper skin care, exercise and diet instructions.
The Lymphedema Program features:
- Advanced imaging services to evaluate lymphatic function
- Individualized treatment protocols using the latest physiotherapeutic techniques
- Comprehensive decongestive therapy incorporating manual drainage, compression, exercise, skin care and patient education
- Surgical treatment when medically indicated
Registered and licensed dieticians are available by appointment
to assist with disease management, illness prevention or weight management.
Employees are every organization’s greatest asset. St. David's Medical Center offers
Occupational Health Services to help Central Texas’ employers protect their employees’
health and productivity. [Facility Name] offers emergency care 24 hours a day for work-related
injuries, and a comprehensive network of specialty care and rehabilitation services. We also
offer complete physical examination services, including physicals, screenings and immunizations.
St. David’s Medical Center provides nutrition education
counseling through a physician referral and by appointment.
Our services include counseling in Diabetes (Type I/II and gestational),
weight management/obesity, cardiovascular, renal and liver disease, and
presentations on nutrition to community and schools.
St. David’s Healthcare offers Rehabilitation Services including speech, occupational and physical therapy. Our specialized therapists play an active role in the care of patients in our Certified Stroke Center, the Institute of Neurology and Neuroscience, the post-op orthopedic and rehab unit, as well as general medical patients.
The full-scope Respiratory Care Department provides diagnostic
and/or therapeutic procedures to inpatients and outpatients of all ages.
Almost a third of Americans have some type of sleep disorder. Our Sleep Lab
is designed to diagnose and evaluate these disorders, which can include sleep
apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia or sleep-related seizures. Additionally, we have a
long-term monitoring unit for patients with epileptic disorders.
Spiritual support can play a key role in the healing process and can
help patients and family members through challenges associated with
illness or injury. St. David’s Medical Center offers spiritual
support that is respectful of each individual’s spirituality, religious beliefs,
privacy and dignity.